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Big Memorial Day Weekend Coming
The end of May is always full of activities and this weekend is no exception!
On Thursday, school is dismissed at 11 a.m. just in time for kids to rush to the park for the Fishing Derby which begins with registration at 11:30 and fishing from 12 to 1. Food will be served after the fishing, with the food courtesy of Edgemont Community Grocery. Youngsters 4 to 18 can compete and adults of all ages are welcome to come and help out.
Friday evening you can enjoy Bluegrass Music at the Victory Steakhouse beginning at 6 p.m. You can bring your instrument and join in the jamming! Come and dance to the toe-tapping music. Or simply come and listen.
Saturday morning bright and early the annual Museum Breakfast opens at 6:30 a.m. Enjoy bacon or sausage and all you can eat pancakes.
The Trail Ride begins from Pat Hollenbeck’s place along the Dewey Road, promptly at 10 a.m. There will be horse riders and wagons to ride along the Cheyenne River. Call 662 5900 if you aren’t registered yet and want to go.
Sunday Rides will also be available at Sunrise Ranch.
Also Sunday is EHS Graduation Day for eleven students: Megan Campbell, Cheyenne Custer, Alysia Eggers, Zackary Evans, David Kraus, Jaymie Litzel, Treg Schaack, Brice Schumacher, Tylynn Shook, Tyrel Tanner, and Emma Warner. Baccalaureate begins at 2 p.m. and Graduation at 3 p.m. The commencement speaker will be Edwin Coates. Coates is a 1955 EHS graduate.
At 10 a.m. on Monday there will be a Memorial Day Program at Edgemont’s Cemetery where Pastor Tom Peacock will be the speaker and the Honor Guard will be presented.
Monday afternoon the Friends of the Park will be hosting the Second Annual Soup Cook-off on the Island with Live Music beginning at 4 p.m. and Soup-Tasting beginning at 5 p.m.
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Governor, First Lady, and Mike Rounds In County for Lincoln Day Dinner
Former Miss South Dakota Sara Frankenstein sings the National Anthem as First Lady Linda Daugaard, Governor Dennis Daugaard, Russell Wyatt, Mike Rounds, and Miss Hot Springs Autumn Simunek look on
Daugaard thanked area voters for sending Republicans to Pierre to work with him. There is a super-majority in both State Senate (27 out of 35 are Republicans) and the House (where 53 out of 70 are Republicans).
Daugaard then described what he called Republican Values of self-reliance, persistence, and frugality. About self-reliance, he state, “If a man stumbles we want to help him up, but we cannot carry those who lay down.” He quoted Coolidge in saying “Nothing in the world will take the place of persistence”
Regarding frugality, Daugaard said, We don’t spend money we don’t have; and when we borrow money we pay it back!” He described the State Budget, saying “when our revenue fell, we cut our expenses to that level.”
County Remains as “Interested Party” in Mining Application
The commissioners remained in the courtroom to make a decision on its position regarding the Powertech Uranium large-scale mining application. Ortner explained that previously the commission’s stated position was of being an interested party in the matter.
He said they were required to choose one of three positions before the first of June; to be a full party to the application; to remain an interested party with the right to offer individual testimony subject to cross examination; or to rely on its previously submitted position and not to testify.
“My motion would be for us to continue as interested parties, allowing individual commissioners to testify if they choose to do so,” Ortner said. “This way the commission does not have to vote for or against and each commissioner has the right to testify as a commissioner but not for the commission.” The measure was approved.
Mike McBride Pinned as 2nd Lieutenant
Vanessa, Mike, Heidi, and John McBride are pictured in Boulder, CO.
Another Edgemont alumni was honored recently. Mike McBride (EHS Class of 2001) was pinned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corp. after completing his BS in Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado. Parents Heidi and John traveled from Edgemont to Boulder for the Pinning Ceremony.
Special guests, besides family, attending the ceremony on Mike’s behalf were Chris Nickell (Texas) and Dave Mertz (Wisconsin). Chris and Dave were with Mike during both tours of Iraq and were given the honor of giving Mike his “first salute” after the pinning.
Mike will begin additional officer training in August in Quantico, VA for six to twelve months.
McBride has been serving in the Marines since 2001. He and his wife Vanessa reside in Longmont, CO and have four children, Blake, Dillon, Jaden, Becca.
Mike’s parents are John and Heidi McBride, and grandparents include Bev McBride, Louise Reutter, Darlene White, the late Dale McBride, Joe Martin and Ruby Martin.
First Lady Linda Daugaard Reads With 3rd, 4th, & 5th
Above, Edgemont elementary students were thrilled to have First Lady Linda Daugaard visit the school and read with them.
Photo by Stacey Leonard
Upper left, Linda Daugaard with Edgemont’s two librarians, Stacey Leonard
and Ashley Cortney
Kristi Porter, Javelin Thrower
Kristi Porter - 2012 Women’s Track and Field
Since the beginning of the season, Kristi has improved in all her throwing events, competing in the hammer throw, discus and javelin. Kristi has also shown great improvement in javelin and set a new personal best at every meet.
The final track meet of the year was the NSIC Championships hosted at the Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls, May 10-11. Kristi helped Augustana College Women’s Track and Field team secure a third place finish at the Conference meet.
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